Wedding Album Wednesday - Let's All Just Get Along
This felt Christmas tree represents my latest compromise. © Photo by Francesca Di Meglio
Marriages are built on compromise. If you are not willing to budge ever, you will have hard time making a happy marriage. The felt tree above represents my latest compromise. I wanted to decorate every inch of the house this year because my compromise next year will probably mean spending Christmas with the in-laws in their home in Italy. But my husband and I were concerned about our one-year-old son's safety. As soon as I started decorating, my husband and I began arguing about what we could keep up and what would be dangerous. We eventually decided the tree would be dangerous, along with the heavy, metal stocking holders (that my little boy nearly dropped on his head as he pulled on the stockings), and just about everything else. In fact, the majority of my ornaments and decor are still in their boxes in the basement. My son's safety comes first for both of us.
Still, I was pretty bummed out. The felt tree in the photo above was a compromise. I still have a tree, even if it's an unconventional one. And I made the entire thing myself. The decorations have velcro on the back, so that my son can move them all day long. The best part? Every time, our boy "hangs" one of the decorations on his very own tree, he gives himself a round of applause and puts on a smile as wide as Texas. That's probably the best gift I could receive. See, compromising isn't always so bad. If only Congress would learn how, we'd all have a merrier holiday.